The AUCP is more than a study abroad program; it was conceived to be a model for the field in an attempt to prove just how much learning could be achieved in a semester of language and intercultural study abroad. Since its inception, the AUCP and its founders have proudly contributed to the field of international education through research, presentations, and publications – all in defense of the highest standards in student learning abroad.
Now, it’s time to get better acquainted! The Forum on Education Abroad in Atlanta is the perfect place for international education and study abroad professionals to connect with the AUCP. AUCP Founding Director Lilli Engle will be at the forum, along with AUCP Resident Student Advisor Nitin Beeharry. A founding member of the Advisory Council of the Forum on Education Abroad, AUCP Founding Director Lilli Engle was the Forum’s Plenary Speaker at the Annual Conference Chicago in 2013.
Come meet Lilli and Nitin at the AUCP stand at Row H, Table 1, in the Forum Exhibit Hall from 2 P.M. – 8 P.M. on Wednesday, April 6 and from 8 A.M – 5 P.M. on Thursday, April 7, and don’t miss Lilli’s conference session this year :
The Measure of Success: Preserving Transformational Education in Democratized Study Abroad
BY LILLI ENGLE (AUCP) and MILTON BENNETT (Intercultural Development Research Institute)
THURSDAY, APRIL 7 | 8:45-10 A.M.
As we increase student numbers, facilitate access, and expand inclusiveness, what educational aspirations will weigh against the trend of short terms stays, all-English programs, and minimal host culture engagement? This session examines two viable and measurable learning goals—contextual relativism and cultural intelligence—able to focus and sustain transformational intercultural learning.
What’s the Forum?
Launched in 2000, the Forum on Education Abroad is a non-profit, membership association recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization (SDO) for the field of education abroad. The Forum provides training and resources to education abroad professionals and its Standards of Good Practice are recognized as the definitive means by which the quality of education abroad programs may be judged. Its programs provide quality assurance for the field through use of the Standards, and its annual conference is one of the most prestigious in the field of international education.
What’s this year’s conference about?
Education abroad is a field of intersections. In every program, different national identities, learning models, values, disciplines, languages, traditions, institutions and organizations encounter each other in distinctive ways that create the unique cultures of education abroad. Education abroad lives and thrives at the intersections of these ideas and realities.
How do these intersections shape the various cultures that are unique to education abroad? How, in turn, do these cultures influence the field and the profession? What are the characteristics needed to navigate through these intersections as an education abroad organization and as a professional?
How do these intersections create opportunities for student learning? What are the challenges for education abroad organizations and professionals to help students navigate the intersections? Should education abroad resolve or reject the tensions that intersections may create?
The Forum’s 12th Annual Conference seeks to address these and other questions unique to education abroad.
Who’s going to be there?
At the Forum you’ll meet anybody who’s anybody in the field — study abroad directors and advisors, administrators and educators alike, from the US and abroad come together to discuss key concerns and avenues of development for the field.
Friends, partners and colleagues, we hope to see you there!
For more information on the Forum for Education Abroad, visit their website.
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